Work in Progress Wednesday

So, remember a couple of weeks ago when I asked for opinions about a sundress to sew? Out of the three patterns I shared, most of you kind commentators preferred the patterns I had decided not to sew. Then I decided that I was just going to make something altogether different, and here it is:

Vintage 1980s See & Sew pattern 5019 for a sleeveless dress with scoop neck, pockets and elasticated waist, made up in geometric printed viscose.

So far it's been easy to make, although with the inevitable challenges of working with slippy viscose. I find that spray starch tames it a little but it's still hard to get things matching up. Also, the neckline really needs a hollow chest adjustment, so I will have to go back and add some darts in at the neckline so it's not gappy. My fault for diving in without a muslin first.

After all that, our Scottish summer seems to have slipped away, so who knows when I'll even get to wear it!

K x

11 comments:

  1. that's going to be really lovely and summery!

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  2. Lovely. Although it would equally be fine under a cardi.

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    1. Yeah, that's definitely a key consideration for a Scottish wardrobe...

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  3. That fabric has my 'ooh ohhs ' going!

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  4. That's going to be fantastic, love the fabric and what a great idea about the spray starch.
    Hope your Summer comes back soon. Its very odd here, glorious in the brief sunshine and cold when it disappears. xxx

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  5. To go really 80's you could always wear a t-shirt underneath. :) This is really nice and I love your fabric. Xx

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    1. Ha ha - I'll keep it in mind :-)

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  6. That fabric is fab! I really hope summer comes back, it was only here for about a week....

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  7. Such a great print! Fingers crossed! I am thinking maybe my recent dress was viscose too because it was slippery... I thought it could be rayon but I have no clue (and the fabric market seller can't speak English!) when I buy fabrics here.

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    1. It might be viscose/rayon - they're essentially the same thing, just different terms used. You could try a burn test to check what the fabric is? It's fun to do tho I'm not very good at distinguishing the results although I find you can at least tell what's natural and what's synthetic

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  8. It is going to look great and I am sure summer will be back!

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